Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Libya, you would:
live 5.4 years longer
In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 4.1 times more money
Libya has a GDP per capita of $9,600 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 84.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate
Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 87.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Libya, approximately 72.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 69.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Libya, approximately 11.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
have 44.3% fewer children
In Libya, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Libya, approximately 21.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
see 8.6 times more coastline
Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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